Saturday, June 7, 2014

Cheese Scones

I use Hogan's Scones (which I buy on Amazon):
I prepare as directed, and then add 1/4 cup shredded cheese (sharp cheddar, for us, but any cheese would do)  and some ground pepper- which I don't measure.  Just a few grinds of the grinder.  Then I bake as directed (though I use 400 rather than 450- it works better for me).

After they are baked, I might serve them with olive spread (see below) and sliced turkey - it's fantastic!

Here are my beauties:

Molasses Cocoa Cookies! For Cookie Monsters everywhere!

So easy.

Prepare a packaged mix of  Molasses cookies- I use Betty Crocker:

Add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts.  Then after mixing walnuts in, drop cookies on sheet, and sprinkle cookies with cocoa- I use Starbucks' cocoa:
Cookies look like this before baking:

Here they are after:
Delicious!  They don't actually taste like chocolate.  The cocoa just adds some complexity- and imparts almost a coffee flavor (very delicate, though).  I love the added richness and flavor.  It's amazing that such a small, easy addition could change the taste this much.